Out and about in 2015

Members of the Evidence department attend a number of events throughout the year to talk, present or share insights. Below are further details of the events we attended in 2015.

National Cancer Intelligence Network; 8-10 June 2015; Belfast

The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS, formerly NCIN) annual conference is a major milestone during the year for us in the Evidence department. The conference theme for 2015 was ‘United against cancer: Nationally and internationally’ and was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We ensured that our presence at last year’s conference was the biggest to date. To highlight a few specific things, we:

  • won five awards for our poster submissions
  • chaired three sessions on Clinical Practice, Survivorship and Future challenges for cancer care
We also spoke, or had our research partners speak, on topics including:

We were thrilled with how the whole event ran and are pleased to announce that for the 2016 NCIN (now NCRAS) annual conference in Manchester, we will be running a full plenary session on survivorship. It is through Macmillan’s research that we are able to push for cancer survivorship conversations to be brought to the rest of the research community in the United Kingdom.

'This is the most important event of the year for us to share our research with other stakeholders.' Rebecca Nash, Head of Evidence

Rebecca Nash, Head of Evidence

National Cancer Research Institute; 1-4 November 2015; Liverpool

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference is an event which Macmillan’s Evidence department have attended since 2006.

This year our presence at the conference showcased the breadth and depth of our research activity with themes covering personal need and experience, as well as issues such as epidemiology and costs of cancer.

The NCRI is a UK-wide partnership between cancer research funders which promotes collaboration in the field. As a core partner, the NCRI allows us work with diverse organisations and individuals to share expertise, identify opportunities for collaboration, and broaden the impact of our research. Our presence this year included:

'Working with the NCRI lets us work with diverse organisations and individuals to share expertise.' Georgina Smerald, Evidence Assistant

Georgina Smerald, Evidence Assistant